Empowering Women Artisan Market

Kakuben Ranmal and other textile artisans, 2010, courtesy of SEWA
Kakuben Jivan Ranmal working with other textile artisans at the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Trade Facilitation Center, India, 2010. Courtesy of SEWA.
Kakuben Ranmal and other textile artisans, 2010, courtesy of SEWA
Kakuben Jivan Ranmal working with other textile artisans at the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Trade Facilitation Center, India, 2010. Courtesy of SEWA.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 20-21, 2013
10 AM – 3 PM AT THE BURKE

The Burke Museum is offering a unique opportunity to meet the women from the artisan cooperatives featured in the Empowering Women exhibit (sponsored in part by 4Culture). Artisans from cooperatives in Rwanda, Morocco, Laos, Nepal, India and Bolivia will demonstrate their skills in basketry, printing, weaving and more. Their beautiful pieces will be available for purchase that weekend only. Ten Thousand Villages and other fair trade retailers will also be on hand, offering special goods in true street-market style.  The Empowering Women Artisan market is included with museum admission and is FREE for Burke members. For more information about the Burke Museum, including directions and hours, visit the museum’s website.